Consequences and Challenges of Remarriage with an ex-spouse from the perspective of women and men: Grounded Theory

Document Type : Original Article


1 Affiliation: Master student of general psychology, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

2 Department of psychology and educational sciences.Yazd university.Yazd, Iran.

3 department of psychology Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.



Objective: Remarriage to an ex-spouse is one of the most challenging decisions for any man or woman after divorce. It is associated with both positive and negative challenges and consequences. Therefore, this research aimed to identify the consequences and challenges of remarriage with an ex-spouse from the perspective of women and men in Yazd city.

Method:The method of This research was qualitative with grounded theory study. The research populations were all men and women who had remarried with theirex-spouse, the research sample was selected using purposive and snowball sampling based on the inclusion and exclusion criterias. Semi- structured interview was counducted on them. hence, ten people (7 women and three men) were interviewed before theoretical saturation. The results were analyzed using MAXDQDA software.

Results: After collecting and coding the data using the Strauss and Corbin method, which was based on open, axial, and selective coding, 292 concepts, 38 sub-categories, eight main categories, and one core category under the title "Family Reestablishment" were obtained. The main eight categories were Social Degradation, Mental Withdrawal, Urge to Remarry, Comprehensive Mediation, Gradual Restoration, Conscious Return, Psychological Hopelessness, and Return of Peace.


  • Receive Date: 23 October 2022
  • Revise Date: 08 January 2023
  • Accept Date: 15 January 2023
  • First Publish Date: 15 January 2023